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Professor Jacob Mundy featured in Washington Post video

By Matt Hames on July 10, 2013
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Jacob Mundy, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies,  was recently featured in a Washington Post video on Western Sahara. The co-author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution, Mundy is increasingly being called upon for his expertise on Western Sahara.

This past May, Mundy was invited to Madrid by the International Women’s Media Foundation to offer background on Western Sahara.

“Western Sahara is an under-reported region” said Mundy, “That is why the IWMF flew me to Madrid to offer background to journalists.”  While there, some media outlets asked for a one on one, and the Washington Post asked for an interview. The resulting video accompanies a story by Loveday Morris, an IWMF Fellow.

The story is titled “In Western Sahara, women play large role in forgotten struggle for independence.” Mundy’s contribution was a comparison of women in Western Sahara to other countries:

“Compared to the status and role of women in the Islamic societies along the Mediterranean coast, Arabia . . . women in Western Sahara enjoy significant advantages.”

Mundy’s expertise was recently featured in a USA Today article on Northern Africa. You can read more about Mundy on his Colgate faculty page.

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